Curriculum vitae


Contact Information

Amanda Ziegler

UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, Norge Fiskerihøskole B-304 Tromsø, Norway | +1 802 309 3505 | +47 920 16 145 | amanda.f.ziegler@uit.no


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Education

2019 Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, University of Hawai’i, USA

Dissertation title: “Environmental drivers of benthic community structure and function in fjords of the West Antarctic Peninsula”, Advisor: Dr. Craig R. Smith

2012 B.S., Marine Biology, University of Rhode Island, USA

Research Experience

2020-23 Postdoctoral Fellow, Nansen Legacy Project, UiT

Description: Using stable isotopes of C and N to characterize the structure and seasonality of the benthic food web in the Barents Sea to the Central Arctic Basin. This project is part of the Nansen Legacy Project in collaboration with UiT and IMR in Tromsø.

2015-19 Graduate research assistant, FjordEco Project, Uni. of Hawai’i

Description: Dissertation research including Antarctic field work aboard NSF polar research vessels for 108 days total. Techniques learned include image analysis, statistical modeling, ecological statistics, Lagrangian particle tracking, and basic high-performance computing. Additional responsibilities included project outreach through the creation and maintenance of a project website and blog (http://www.fjordeco.wordpress.com) as well as with student visits to the lab at the University of Hawai’i.

2014 – 2015 Graduate research assistant, Abyssline Project, Uni. of Hawai’i

Description: Characterized and analyzed spatial patterns in benthic community composition from  ROV footage of the manganese nodule exploration claim area for the United Kingdom within the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (Pacific Ocean). This work was conducted as part of the baseline studies required by the International Seabed Authority and resulted  in the compilation and publication of a megafaunal atlas for the region as well as a scientific publication from the first year of the study.

Teaching Experience

2019 Guest lecturer: Deep-Sea Biology, Mauka to Makai bridge program

(undergraduate), Uni. of Hawai’i

2018-19 Guest lecturer: Benthic Biological Oceanography (graduate), Uni. of

Uni. of Hawai’i

2012-13, 19 Graduate teaching assistant, Introduction to Oceanography

(undergraduate), Uni. of Hawai’i

Field Research Experience

2018 R/V Araon, KOPRI/Uni. of Hawai’i, Mar. 27-May 6 (40 days)

2017 ARSV Laurence M. Gould, Uni. of Hawai’i, Feb. 14-Mar. 24 (35 days)

2016 RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer, Uni. of Hawai’i, Mar. 28-Apr. 30 (33 days)

2015 ARSV Laurence M. Gould, Uni. of Hawai’i, Nov. 18-Dec. 28 (40 days)

2015 R/V Thomas G. Thompson, Uni. of Hawai’i, Feb. 12-Mar. 25 (41 days)

2014 R/V Oceanus, Uni. of Hawai’i, Jun. 21-Jul. 5 (15 days)

2013 R/V Oceanus, Uni. of Hawai’i, Apr. 3-Apr.15 (13 days)

Publications

2020 Ziegler A.F., Cap, M., Lundesgaard, Ø., Smith, C.R. Intense deposition

and rapid processing of seafloor phytodetritus in a productive

glaciomarine fjord, Andvord Bay (Antarctica). Progress in

Oceanography. 187 (102413) pp. 1-13.

2020 Ziegler, A. F., Hahn-Woernle, L., Powell, B., & Smith, C. R. (2020).

Larval dispersal modeling suggests limited ecological connectivity

between fjords on the West Antarctic Peninsula. Integrative and

Comparative Biology.

2019 Drazen, J., Smith, C., Gjerde, K., Au, W., Black, J., Carter, G., Clark,

M., Durden, J., Dutrieux, P., Goetze, E. and Haddock, S….& Ziegler, A.

Report of the workshop Evaluating the nature of midwater mining

plumes and their potential effects on midwater ecosystems. Research

Ideas and Outcomes5, p.e33527.

2017 Ziegler, A.F., Smith, C.R., Edwards, K.F., and Vernet, M. Glacial

dropstones: islands enhancing seafloor species richness in West

Antarctic Peninsula fjords. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 583, pp. 1-

14, https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12363 (Feature article)

2017 Amon, D.J., Ziegler, A.F., Kremenetskaia, A., Mah, C. L., Mooi, R.,

O’Hara, T., … Smith, C.R. Megafauna of the UKSRL

exploration contract area and easter Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the

Pacific Ocean: Echinodermata. Biodiversity Data Journal, 5, e11794,

http://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.5.e11794

2017 Amon, D.J., Ziegler, A.F., Drazen, J.C., Grischenko, A.V., Leitner, A.B.

Lindsay, D.J…& Smith, C.R. Megafauna of the UKSRL exploration

contract area and eastern Clarion-Clipperton zone in the Pacific

Ocean: Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Ctenophora,

Mollusca. Biodiversity Data Journal, 5, e14598, http://doi.org/

10.3897/BDJ.5.e14598.

2016 Amon, D.J., Ziegler, A.F., Dahlgren, T.G., Glover, A.G., Goineau, A.,

Gooday, A.J.,…& Smith, C.R. Insights into the abundance and

diversity of abyssal megafauna in a polymetallic-nodule region in

the eastern Clarion-Clipperton Zone. Scientific Reports, 6.

2015 Oczkowski, A., Thornber, C.S., Markham, E.E., Rossi, R., Ziegler, A.

& Rinehart, S. Testing sample stability using four storage methods

and the macroalgae Ulva and Gracilaria. Limnology and

Oceanography: Methods, 13(1), pp. 9-14.

*submitted Ziegler, A.F., Cape, M., Lundesgaard, Ø., Smith, C.R. Intense

deposition and rapid processing of seafloor phytodetritus in a

glaciomarine fjord, Andvord Bay (Antarctica). Progress in

Oceanography.

*submitted Ziegler, A.F., Hahn-Woernle, L., Powell, B., Smith, C.R.

Larval dispersal modeling suggests limited ecological connectivity

between fjords on the West Antarctic Peninsula, Integrative and

Comparative Biology.

2014 Rinehart, S., Guidone, M., Ziegler, A., Schollmeier, T., Thorner, C.

Overwintering strategies of bloom-forming Ulva species in

Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, USA. Botanica Marina, 57(4),

pp. 337-341.

Oral Presentations

2020 Ziegler, A.F., Hahn-Woernle, Powell, B., Smith, C.R. From Glaciers

to Benthos: Fjord EcosystemsProcesses in a Changing Climate.

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Symposium. Invited

Speaker. Austin, TX, USA. January 3-8.

2018 Ziegler, A.F., Lundesgaard, Ø., Cape, M., Smith, C.R. Intense

seafloor pulses and rapid processing of phytodetritus in a

glaciomarine fjord, Andvord Bay (Antarctica). Scientific Committee

on Antarctic Research Open Science Conference. Davos, Switzerland.

June 19-23.

2015 Ziegler, A.F., Smith, C.R. The influence of ice-rafted debris on

megabenthic diversity and community structure in fjords of the

West Antarctic Peninsula. Deep Sea Biology Society Symposium.

Aveiro, Portugal. August 31-September 4.


2014 Ziegler, A.F., Smith, C.R. The influence of ice-rafted debris on

megabenthic diversity and community structure in West Antarctic

Peninsula (WAP) fjords. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.

Vancouver, Canada. October 20.

Poster Presentations

2018 Ziegler, A., Lundesgaard, Ø., Cape, M., Smith, C.R. Pelagic-benthic

coupling in a glaciomarine fjord, Andvord Bay (Antarctica). Deep Sea

Biology Society Symposium. Monterrey, CA, USA. September 9-14.

2018 Ziegler, A., Hahn-Woerle, L., Powell, B., Smith, C.R. Dispersal of

fjord megabenthos in Andvord Bay: A modeling approach. Scientific

Committee on Antarctic Research Open Science Conference. Davos,

Switzerland. June 19-23.

2018 Ziegler, A., Smith, C.R., Cape, M. Intense seafloor pulses and rapid

processing of phytodetritus in a glaciomarine fjord, Andvord Bay

(Antarctica). Ocean Sciences Meeting. Portland, Oregon, USA.

February 12-16.

2016 Ziegler, A., Smith, C.R., Grange, L.J., Edwards, K.F. Glacial

dropstones: islands enhancing habitat diversity and species

richness, in West antarctic Peninsula fjords. Scientific Committee

on Antarctic Research Open Science Conference. Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia. August 20-30.

2015 Ziegler, A., Amon, D.J., Smith, C.R. A qualitative assessment of

megafaunal diversity and biogeography of the UK-1 mining claim

area within the CCZ. Deep Sea Biology Society Symposium. Aveiro,

Portugal. August 31 – September 4.

Workshops and Other

2018 Evaluating the nature of midwater tmining plumes and their

potential effects on midwater ecossytems. August 27-30.

University of Hawai’i, Dr. Jeffery Drazen, Dr. Craig Smith and

Kristina Gjerde)

2014 Deep-Sea Biodiversity, Connectivity and Ecosystem Function.

July 20 – August 22. Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of

Washington

2013 Workshop to standardize megafaunal taxonomy for exploration

contract areas in the Clarion-Clipperton Fractuer Zone. June 9-16.

Deutsches Zentrum fur Marine Biodiversitatsforschung,

Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Outreach

2018 Mānoa Education and Talent Search Program Student visit,

University of Hawai’i (30 students)

2018 Connecting our Keiki to Their Deep-Sea Backyard, Kaua’i

3-day visit to high schools to provide hands-on workshops on technology

used to study deep-sea physics, chemistry and biology. ~300 participants.

2015-17 Expanding Your Horizons Workshop, University of Hawai’i

Generated a 50-minute hands-on workshop for 6-8th grade girls

>100 students participated

2016 Elementary, Intermediate and High school student visits

20 high schoolers, 37 elementary-high schoolers from neighboring island,

6 special-education students grade 5

2013-19 SOEST Open House, University of Hawai’i

Bi-annual outreach event serving >5000 visitors from elementary to

college students and members of the community

Service

2017-present Reviewer: Marine Ecology Progress Series, Progress in

Oceanography

2016-19 SOEST TGIF mini-grant coordinator, Uni. of Hawai’i

managed applications, peer-review and website for science grant program

2017 Awards committee student rep., Uni. of Hawai’i

2016 Biological oceanography student rep, Uni. of Hawai’i

2013-14 Graduate Student Org. oceanography rep., Uni. of Hawai’i

Awards

2019 STAR Achievement Scholarship, Uni. of Hawai’i ($1000)

2018 NWS Outreach Award, Uni. of Hawai’i ($1200)

2018 SCAR Open Science Conference travel grant ($2342.67)

2017 Jhamandas Watumull Fund, Uni. of Hawai’i ($3000)

2016 SCAR Open Science Conference travel grant ($2250)

2016 Graduate student Org. grant, Uni. of Hawai’i ($574.45)